Greenspace is a voluntary non-profit NGO. Our main objective is to support the development and maintenance of urban open spaces in and around Windhoek.

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About Greenspace

Greenspace’s vision is to establish, protect and manage an urban open space system for Windhoek, which links parks, recreation spaces, riverbeds, ridges, conservation areas and other potential urban open spaces. In line with this vision, Greenspace leases the Avis Dam and surrounds (almost 300 hectares) from the City of Windhoek. It manages the natural environment and human activities at the dam in accordance with a Management Plan that is approved by the City of Windhoek and Greenspace members.

The dam attracts about 3,000 people on a monthly basis, from all suburbs. During a user survey conducted in 2018, the main reasons why visitors choose Avis Dam above other options is the biodiversity and wilderness, the psychological wellbeing one gets out in nature; its proximity and affordability; its relative safety and it is clean and friendly. The Namibia University of Science and Technology, UNAM and local schools also use the Avis Dam area for environmental education and research.

Funds are raised largely through membership fees and donations from individuals, user groups and local businesses. Security fees are charged at the parking entrances as guards are employed to oversee the two car parking areas and to roam the lease area.

As all urban land is under constant threat of development, Greenspace aims to preserve the natural environment of Avis Dam and protect it from development.


The dam area is patrolled by security from 07:00 to 19:00 (Oct-Mar) and 07:00 to 18:00 (Apr-Sept).

Please be vigilant at all times !

Entrance Fees

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Bird Watching



Dog Walking


Horse Riding




No Camping

No Drones

No Fires

No Hunting

No Motorbikes

No Music

No Picking

No Woodcutting


Avis Dam Trails

Let's Get In Touch!


Avis Neighbourhood Watch
081 220 2191

City Police
061 302 302

Farm Windhoek Security
081 411 3127


Greenspace and/or any of its employees and/or members and/or agents hereby do not take responsibilty for any personal injury or death of, or loss of or damages to any vehicle and/or other property belonging to anyone entering the leased Avis dam area, wether such personal injury, death, loss, or damage was caused by Greenspace and/or any of its employees and/or members and/or agents, or not.
Entry to the leased Avis dam area is completely at your own risk.